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Welcome to Princes Risborough Lawn Tennis Club (PRLTC)

We are a thriving, friendly club, based in the centre of town; we have three artificial clay courts and a newly refurbished clubhouse. We welcome players of all standards and offer a broad range of playing opportunities. Whether you are a junior looking to take part in our extensive coaching programme, someone returning to the sport and interested in the ‘rusty racquets’ sessions, or an experienced league player we will have something for you. We run weekly club sessions, enter men’s ladies’ and mixed teams in local leagues and run fun and friendly competitive one day tournaments a couple of times a year. Members are able to organise their own social tennis sessions too.

If you are interested in joining our club or are an existing member looking for information, please do take a look around the site to find out more about all that we have to offer.

Martha Blackwell (Chair)
07906 586459  chair_prltc@outlook.com

Clubhouse Refurbishment

The clubhouse refurbishment is now complete and we have a lovely clean, flat patio. I hope you all enjoy it. Well done to the organising sub-committee and to Mr Hussey our builder.
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Forthcoming Events

August Junior Tennis Camps

From Monday Aug 5 to Friday Aug 16 Mel will be running summer tennis camps at the club. The events run from 9.30 to 4.30 with different age groups welcome at set times. Please click HERE for full details and the application form.

Jamison Cup

The Jamison Cup is running on Sunday 4th August from 1pm. It’s a social, mixed doubles (depending on numbers) tournament and costs £5 to enter, along with a contribution to the buffet. You can sign up by texting Anthony Heald on 07961802221.

Junior Championship

With the adult club tournaments all underway, Mel is now running the Junior Club Championships. All events will end with their final on Club Finals Day on Sunday 15th September, apart from the 8&Under event. If you would like to sign up please contact Mel by melebbles@hotmail.com or 07949128195.

News

Chiltern Cup

PRLTC’s annual Chiltern Cup event took place on the middle Sunday of Wimbledon, with the sun shining and everyone enjoying the relaxed atmosphere, discussing the events from SW19 in between their matches. The tournament was competed for by 9 pairs from PRLTC and other clubs in the area, and after some enjoyable tennis the eventual winners for 2019 were Gertruud van Dijken and Sam Hussey, who beat Jo Ayres and Duncan Reeves from Halton in the final. In addition to providing a fun and competitive afternoon of tennis, the Chiltern Cup also raises money for a charity each year; a donation of £120 has been given to this year's chosen beneficiary, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, based in Saunderton. Thanks go to Stephen Biggs and Steve Bailey Kennedy for organising the event.

It’s Fiesta Time

Thank you to everyone who came to our Mexican Summer Party on 29th June. It was a really fun evening and great to see so many members and friends of the club. The weather was beautiful, the food was delicious (thank you Chris C and Gail), there were cocktails galore and a fabulous array of moustaches and Mexican themed costumes. The pinata was a big hit (literally!) as was the raffle with its lovely hamper prizes. […]

Road to Wimbledon

The boys Road to Wimbledon competition was played on Friday 31st May. Seven eligible contenders took part in a round robin singles timed tournament. Matches got off to a good start but a few lessons were learnt from playing …one, listen to your parents advice …don’t leave tennis balls lying around the baseline , you may have an accident ….and only 5 mins later a sprained ankle , and one retired competitor . Our next casualty pulled a calf muscle , with 2 retired players only 5 remained . Close matches and great rallies and all being played in a good spirit. The top 2 players in the round robin played in the boy’s final . This was between Nick Beale and John MacGregor. A set to decide the winner and after some excellent rallies and points , Nick came out victorious beating his best mate John 6-2. Nick will now represent Risborough tennis club at the County Finals being played at the Bucks Indoor centre w/e 13/14th July . […]

Ladies’ Success

Congratulations to the ladies who conquered the winter elements and accrued a lot of Oxfordshire miles travelling to away matches to secure promotion to Division 3 in the Babolat Oxfordshire League.  8 wins, 2 ties and only 1 loss meant we finished 3rd in the league, ahead of Haddenham by only one point .... proving every set is worth fighting for! Thank you and a big well done to all the Weekend Warriors who donned multiple layers, hats and body warmers this season and let’s continue the winning ways next winter. Jo Walkley Ladies 2 team captain

League Promotion

Congratulations to our Men’s Oxfordshire League team, who have secured promotion for the second year running!Having won Division 4 last winter, the team were keen to see how they would do in Division 3... and the answer was “very well indeed”... finishing 2nd with 6 wins, 3 draws and just 1 defeat.Well done to the core squad of Stu Lindsay, Sam Hussey, Chris McDonald, Ryan Romano and Jack Long (plus those who played the occasional match) and good luck for next winter in the heady heights of Division 2.Stephen Biggs, PRLTC Men’s Captain.

Local Derby

An enthusiastic team of players from Princes Risborough and Horsenden Clubs (4 men and 4 ladies each) played in the 19th friendly meet. In brilliant sunshine the teams fought it out through the afternoon. With mens,  ladies and mixed doubles being played , and after 15 matches the scores revealed Horsenden remained triumphant. Thanks to Phil Langley, Mick White, Leo Newell, Adam Cayley, Julie Reid, Jenny Thrower, Di Wright , and Susan Shepherd for taking part and representing our club. Thanks to all players from Risborough and Horsenden, including team captain Peter Messenger for making it a fun, enjoyable afternoon. We look forward to next year’s rematch to bring the trophy home (and another nice piccie)!

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